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How French attractions & activity providers can increase bookings with bookingkit & Alentour

Alentour was born out of a joint venture between Amadeus and the Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts Group) as the tourism platform as part of the France Recovery Plan The platform is set to become the most important aggregator of tours, activities & attractions within the French ...


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Brand New Google Things To Do: What Experience Operators Need to Know

With the start of Google Things To Do and the announced end of Reserve with Google, the direct bookability of tours, activities and attractions via Google Search and Google Maps will gradually disappear and probably fade out completely in 2021 This total reconsideration of their approach to tours ...


7 COVID features of your booking system that you should continue to use after the lockdown
7 COVID features of your booking system to maximize revenue after the lockdown

In recent months, many tour, activity and attraction providers have digitized their booking capabilities, in some cases with great effort, and have deployed many new tools specifically intended when dealing with COVID-related constraints But what now What happens to features such as online ...


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How to optimize your revenue during the post-lockdown visitor rush

During the lockdown, the entire tourism industry faced the challenge of reaching that light at the end of the gloomy tunnel, which was void of customers, bookings and cashflow With the lockdown coming to an end and the relaxation of restrictions in many places, a whole new challenge is now ...


Reopening tours and activities – but at what price?

Nobody would have expected that we would still be dealing with so many restrictions and closures in mid-May 2021  Many businesses in the tours and activities industry have been in lockdown for many months However, it is beginning to feel like the "calm before a storm"  One thing is ...


Viator Connectivity Partner
bookingkit is a Viator Top Connectivity Partner guaranteeing the best booking process for your customers

bookingkit is a Viator Top Connectivity Partner – Users increasingly demand a perfect flawless purchase experience In the course of the pandemic, increasing numbers of customers want to experience a perfect booking process when they come to youEvery single aspect of the purchase, from booking ...


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Late start to the outdoor season – get ahead with these tips

The late start to the outdoor season this year was not only due to the cold and rainy weather The long second lockdown in Germany also meant that many tours and activities providers had to open later this year The restrictions are being reduced slowly and people are booking outdoor activities once ...


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Audience Flow Management and what it is all about

One of the central terms and basic requirements for reopening in the area of tours, activities & attractions is audience flow management But what is behind it Here are the key five goals with their corresponding measures: Meta-goal for audience flow management: Complete and ...


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Quickly back to cash flow: The most important measures to take before and after reopening

For all providers of tours, activities & attractions, there is basically only one real and urgent goal in the course of an upcoming opening: the quick restoration of a steady income stream / cash flow While this is obvious and easy to say, it does require some systematics and prioritization ...


Vouchers as the ultimate anchor in your Easter business in times of Corona

As no activities can be carried out at present due to curfews and contact bans, there is only one obvious option for tour, activity & attraction providers: shift the timing of the actual experience in the future, but generate revenue now! This is achieved through voucher sales, which is an ...


Swiss Activities: The new bookingkit partner focused exclusively on Switzerland
Swiss Activities: The new bookingkit partner focused exclusively on Switzerland

Switzerland is known for its legendary cheese, chocolate and linguistic diversity, but above all, its breathtaking nature ensures that visitors from all over the world want to discover and experience the Alpine republic It is the perfect adventure playground for tours, activities, sports and ...


Tiqets Regional Director for Northern Europe Floor Rameckers
Tiqets Regional Director for Northern Europe Floor Remarks on the Company’s Role in the Industry’s Recovery

Floor Rameckers began working for Tiqets in 2015 when the Dutch-based travel and tourism startup had only 25 employees She started as a City Manager for Amsterdam, she then moved onto being a Regional Manager, and in 2018, she stepped into the role of Regional Director of Northern Europe  Tell ...


International partner network & your own regional sales partners under one roof
International partner network & your own regional sales partners under one roof

In addition to selling through your own channels, especially your homepage and social media profiles and, if applicable, your own website, you have two other important pillars at your disposal to attract as many and new potential end customers as possible and thus multiply the reach for selling ...


Is your business ready for the “Vacation at Home” Wave?
Is your business ready for the "Vacation at Home" Wave?

Over the past few days, the media has published numerous reports and surveys on the subject of summer holidays: Where will people spend their holidays Which destinations are being considered Which countries are opening their borders How much money will people spend etcFrom this we can now deduce ...


Is Your Tour or Activity under Lockdown Again? Here’s What You Can Do Now

Amidst your personal frustration about a renewed closure of your Tour, Activity or Attraction, do not forget that your participants are also disappointed They were looking forward to a great experience, wanted to redeem a gift or treat themselves after the first lockdown  Since we are all in this ...


7 best practice examples for tour and activity providers during times of crisis

The corona crisis has brought global tourism to a standstill and it will take some time before the sales figures of 2019 can be reached again The lockdown will not last forever and, in the meantime, attractions and leisure activities in Europe are slowly starting to reopen their doors to visitors ...


Christmas Rebrand
5 Steps to the Perfect Christmas Rebrand for Tour & Activity Operators

Christmas is and remains the most important sales occasion for the retail industry Revenues for the traditional festive season have been rising continuously for years In 2019 alone, Christmas sales in Germany exceeded 100 billion euros And, of course, suppliers of tours, activities and attractions ...


Fast access to your own sales network with bookingkit Reach
Fast access to your own sales network with bookingkit Reach

Digitising your ticket sales through partner companies and building your own sales network is only a few clicks away thanks to bookingkit Reach! Just invite your contacts in hotels, tourist information offices, travel agencies or any other partner company to connect with you on bookingkit Reach - ...


Generate more bookings despite Covid-19
Generate more bookings despite Covid-19: The 5 most important features for operators to leverage this Christmas

Especially during this Christmas season, operators of tours, activities and attractions are faced with the big question of what measures they need to take to ensure the stability of their business in 2020 For many companies, December tends to be one of the months with the highest turnover, ...


All-round optimized voucher sales
All-round optimized voucher sales: How to save your Christmas business!

Selling vouchers at Christmas is definitely worth it - and especially this year! Because vouchers are not only perfectly suited for every age and interest group, but they are also flexible in terms of the redemption date But vouchers do not only offer a whole range of advantages to the presentee or ...


A Chance for the TAA industry: Large company Christmas Parties become Small Team Events
A Chance for the TAA industry: Large company Christmas Parties become Small Team Events

There will be no big company Christmas parties this year Not only is the legal framework missing, but so is largely the “party mood” As a result, some, especially larger companies will postpone or simply cancel their Christmas party But alternatively, we expect a strong increase in company ...


7 simple tips: How to make Halloween a crowd puller
7 simple tips: How to make Halloween a crowd puller

Halloween is one of the oldest festivals that still exists Even after more than 1000 years the creepy night has lost nothing of its fascination Quite the opposite More and more people all over the world love to dress up, scare others and spook themselves And this growing popularity also means that ...


How to attract regional customers
How to attract regional customers – A conversion guide for tour and activity providers

You want to attract customers from the region with your experience and improve your local marketing, but you don't know how In addition to offline advertising, social media and online travel agencies (OTAs), one important point for your local success strategy is often neglected - your website On ...


The 10 “must-have” features of an online booking system

Whether you offer cookery courses, quad-bike tours or Exit-Games, you will certainly want to make the online booking process as innovative and easy for your customers as possibleWhy Because customers nowadays are used to bookings hotels with their Smartphones, reserving tables in restaurants and ...


Marketing partners as key to a successful business
Marketing partners as key to a successful business after the lockdown

Now that we've talked about what you can do for your business during the lockdown, how you can generate revenue now, how to deal with cancellations and how to get your voucher business up and running, it's time for a change of perspective! We don't just explain why it's always a good idea to work ...


How to cope with times of crisis
How to cope with times of crisis in the tours and activities industry?

In times of crisis, such as the current one caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus, providers of tours and activities worldwide face unexpected challenges Above all, the demand for tourist offers and leisure experiences evaporates virtually overnight Official travel restrictions are imposed ...


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Guide to dealing with mass cancellations of tours & activities

Cancellations are by definition bad for business, as they result in loss of revenue regardless of the cancellation conditions At the same time, they also cause additional internal costs because they tie up your resources and, more often than not, your employees have to deal with processing them ...


Adrenaline Hunter
How Adrenaline Hunter Can Help Tour & Activity Operators Grow Their Reach

Adrenaline Hunter is France's top up-and-coming booking platform for recreational and sports activities The startup platform offers more than 7,000 adventure and extreme sports activities to choose from — including workshops, classes, camps and adventure trips — with the goal of giving ...


Reserve with Google
Reserve with Google Is Changing the Tours and Activities Industry — and bookingkit Is on Board

ATTENTION: Reserve with Google has been discontinued Google has launched a new service; Google Activities In this article you will find more information about Google Activities Why is Google Maps important for local businesses What is Reserve with Google What does Reserve with Google mean ...


The 10 “must-have” features of an online booking system

Whether you offer cookery courses, quad-bike tours or Exit-Games, you will certainly want to make the online booking process as innovative and easy for your customers as possible Why Because customers nowadays are used to bookings hotels with their Smartphones, reserving tables in restaurants and ...


Customer Ratings
NEW: How to Turn Customer Ratings into More Sales

bookingkit now makes it possible to leverage your customer ratings and reviews from Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook to help convince more customers to book your tours and activities This means potential customers can now see directly in the embedded bookingkit window on your website how satisfied ...


Essential Activities Facts for 2018

The biggest sales days in 2018 When it comes to the sales highlights of the year, Christmas pretty much takes the cake December alone accounted for 23 of the 30 highest performing days in 2018 The 17th and 18th of December — just one week before Christmas — showed the most activity in terms of ...


Sell Vouchers Online
15 Simple Tips to Help You Sell Vouchers Online

Vouchers and gift certificates are something everyone is familiar with: we've all given them as gifts before, and we've all purchased them online at least once And given their ubiquity, it's only logical for operators in the tours and activities industry to get on board with selling vouchers and ...


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How to Improve Your TripAdvisor Ranking Quickly and Easily

TripAdvisor, the self-proclaimed largest travel community in the world, brings in 455 million unique visitors every month and has over 96 million registered users In reality, TripAdvisor isn't just one website — it's actually a collection of 48 sites offered in 29 different languages And with ...


Boost Revenue This Easter
The 6 Best Ways to Boost Revenue This Easter

In just a few days one the year's biggest holidays for family vacations, events and activities will be underway: it's Easter! And it's high time to start prepping your tours, activities and events so that you can take full advantage of this great opportunity to increase revenue and rope in new ...


First Big Sales Day: Valentine’s
Kick off the Year with Your First Big Sales Day: Valentine's

The year 2019 is off and running, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start prepping for one of the most important days of the year when it comes to sales In just under a month, on February 14, friends, family and lovers the world over will be exchanging heart-shaped gifts ...


bookingkit Marketing Challenge: Essential Marketing Measures for Tour and Activity Operators

Already have a great selection of tours, activities and events up and running Already using booking to manage your listings, bookings and resources With these two major business boosters already out of the way, you might find yourself wondering what other marketing tools and measures there are out ...


A New Marketing Tool to Help Tour and Activity Operators Create GDPR Newsletters

Making sure your activities are filled to capacity with both new and return customers requires frequent and effective marketing communication One of the best ways to stay in touch is by sending GDPR compliant newsletters to customers who are already familiar with your products and services with ...


Get the Most out of the Holiday Sale Season with Custom Christmas Vouchers

Every year around this time, you can count on bookingkit to provide you with a range of high-quality, festive Christmas templates to give your vouchers a touch of the Holiday spirit and take full advantage of one of the year's best sales opportunities All you have to do is select the template you ...


How to Run Special Voucher Campaigns to Boost Revenue and Grow Your Customer Base

Thinking about improving customer retention with an attractive 10% off voucher campaign How about growing your customer base with special deals aimed at first-time participants Or perhaps you're interested in using vouchers to get more people in the door on slow days With bookingkit you can do all ...


4 Ways to Improve Christmas Sales with Your Activities Website

Christmas is once again just around the corner and approaching fast And like every year, it will manage to catch some businesses off guard, forcing them to play catch up during the most lucrative sales season of the year But if you're reading this now, you still have time start thinking about how ...


7 Tips to Help You Start Prepping for the Company Christmas Party Season Now

It might seem a little strange to start thinking about Christmas now, but this is actually the time to start getting ready for company Christmas party bookings Behind the scenes here at bookingkit, we're already seeing an upward trend in the number of B2B bookings placed through our platform So ...


How to Turn Your Activities into Company Christmas Party Events

December is right around the corner, and in the world of business that can mean only one thing: it's company Christmas party season And as tradition has it, it's time for companies to get together outside of their normal nine-to-five to team build, share some food and drinks and ring in the ...


OneDayChef: Interview with Matteo Ferroni

Can you introduce yourself and your company I am Matteo Ferroni, I am a chef and I manage a cooking school in Rome; I organize cooking classes with important chefs for the Italian public and I personally do cooking classes for foreign tourists on holiday in my city (Source: wwwonedaychefit) Why ...


bookingkit Launches Digital Ticket Sales for Museums and Exhibitions in Europe

BERLIN, August 27, 2018 — bookingkit is expanding its service offerings in Europe with the addition of digital ticket sales for museums and exhibitions The new service, set to initially launch in Berlin, Vienna and other major European cities, represents a move into yet another strategic area of ...


How Operators Can Avoid Paying PayPal's New Increased Fees with bookingkit

Starting August 31, PayPal will be introducing new fees on received payments for all customers (except those who have entered into separate agreements with PayPal specifying other rates) The new rates will affect small and mid-sized businesses in the tours and activities industry most, with total ...


The 10 Best Time Saving Tips and Tools for Tour and Activity Operators

As an operator in the recreation and leisure industry, it's the little things that can often get in the way of what matters most to you: your tours, activities and customers Things like responding to emails, maintaining and updating your website, answering calls at the office and doing the ...


The Pocket-Sized Office for Tour and Activity Providers: How the bookingkit App and Ticket Scanner Can Save You Time

Being able to carry your entire office around with you in your pocket is the dream of every modern entrepreneur And now this dream has come true for operators in the tours and activities industry thanks to the bookingkit app and the new Ticket Scanner feature Now you can track and manage your ...


NEW: Connect with Businesses from Your Area and Sell More — with Sell-a-Friend!

Ever thought about combining your tours and activities with other products and services from your area to give customers more to choose from This approach works a lot like shopping on Amazon We all know how the story goes: you head online to purchase a single item you need and end up tossing a book ...


NEW! Optimized Visual Display for 24h+ Events

Looking to promote events and activities lasting longer than 24 hours or spanning multiple days No problem! bookingkit now makes it possible for customers to tell which of your events are 24h+ at a glance The new 24h+ event feature from bookingkit lets customers know right away which events or ...


A Brand New Booking Feature to Help You Get More Bookings for Your Escape Games

Those of you familiar with the industry may have noticed that escape games have entered something of an initial consolidation phase following the recent, and exceedingly fast, rise in the number of operators in the market What at first were largely experimental activity offerings are now becoming ...


bookingkit and Vakario are announcing Strategic Partnership

International Cooperation in the Tours & Activities Industry: bookingkit, the leading SaaS solution for digitizing tours and activities, just sealed a strategic partnership with French industry counterpart Vakario, a specialist in the area of sales and management solutions for outdoor sports ...


NEW! Improve Your Capacity Utilization and Boost Profits with Flexible Pricing

bookingkit's new flexible pricing feature makes it easy to fill your tours and activities to capacity while minimizing the amount of work required on your part Each tour, activity and event can now be assigned individualized automatic pricing adjustments at any time — right down to the hour This ...


Amadeus Germany Adds 30,000 bookingkit Tours and Activities to Amadeus Selling Platform Connect

Amadeus Germany announced that it will add tours, activities and events from bookingkit, Germany's leading software solution for digitalized tours and activities, to its Amadeus Selling Platform Connect The integration will enable Amadeus travel agencies to display, check and book up to 30,000 ...


Series B Funding Round: bookingkit Receives Fresh Capital, Müller Medien on Board as New Investor

bookingkit, Germany's leading SaaS solution for digitalized tours and activities, announced today that it has raised a single-digit million amount in Series B funding The current investment was closed in late summer 2017, and Müller Medien has been acquired as a further investor in January 2018 ...


Reach Millions with a Single Click: Automatic Marketing via Channel Manager

Let's face it — we can't all be natural born marketing gurus No matter how much you love what you do, sometimes you need a little help with the marketing part of your business so that you can focus on other things, such as managing customer relations and planning new tours, activities and ...


Get up to 25% More Bookings with the New Optimized bookingkit

The brand new bookingkit comes equipped with two very important feature updates: Widget 20 and Checkout 20 Widget 20 features a cutting-edge look which is designed to attract more customers to your tour and activity listings on your website or Facebook profile Checkout 20, on the other hand, is an ...


Why Online Booking Is an Absolute Must for Tour and Activity Operators

If you've been playing around with the idea of offering online bookings for your tours, activities and events, then let us help you make up your mind: you definitely should Whether you offer skiing lessons, cooking classes or escape rooms, the goal is always to give customers an experience they'll ...


bookingkit at ITB 2018

If you've been looking for an opportunity to get to know us in person, now's the perfect time The 2018 ITB travel trade show is set to get underway in Berlin in March and — you guessed it — bookingkit will once again be in attendance The ITB is the world's leading travel trade show, with over ...


How to Avoid Overbooking (and What to Do if It Happens Anyway)

Overbooked tours, activities, hotels and flights are anything but rare in the tourism industry Given their frequency, you might be tempted to see overbooked events as an unavoidable aspect of your business, but even a luxury problem like this is still just that: a problem To avoid added stress and ...


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Valentine's Day and Social Media: Selling Tickets Directly through Facebook

Valentine's Day is just a few days away, and time is running out to take full advantage of one of the biggest sales days of the year As we mentioned in another post, it's generally a good idea to specifically tailor your tours, activities and promotions to Valentine's But assuming you've already ...


Convert Page Visitors into Paying Customers: Upgrade to the Brand New bookingkit Today

The brand new booking kit has arrived! And with it's simple, clean and modern design — not to mention 20 updates for the platform's checkout system and website widget — it's the best looking and best performing bookingkit to date The new look draws more attention to your tours and activities, ...


Gain Asian Customers: The 5 Most Important Tips for Tour and Activity Operators

Without a doubt, Asian Customers and the Asian market present enormous potential for tour and activity operators in Europe In fact, Europe makes up 15% of all travel destination searches coming out of Asia, putting it firmly before the United States and South America In 2020 alone, 120 million ...


Per Capita Spending on Recreational Activities Averages 110 Euros in 2017: Action-Packed Experiences, Minigolf and Cooking Classes Most Popular among Men

Spending free time is often about spending money In 2017, consumers spent on average 146 euros per capita on rental equipment such as boats and approximately 125 euros on workshops, classes and culinary events Spending on wellness and lifestyle activities increased last year as well, coming in at ...


How to Boost Sales When Business is Slow

Even with the best booking software in the world, it's perfectly normal for particularly hectic periods of the year to be followed by sleepier ones And in the tours and activities industry, this seasonal ebb and flow of customer demand is an important part of how you manage your business But just ...


How to Accept Online Payments with Booking Software

The tours and activities industry is chock full of competition, and staying ahead of the curve today is often about more than just offering the best activities at the best price — booking convenience, too, can mean the difference between making a sale and watching your competitors steal the show ...


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Power Update: More Tours and Activities, More Options and Around-The-Clock Capacity Optimization

Get the most out of your tour and activity offerings with the new resource management feature from bookingkit! Twice the options, half the effort With bookingkit's intelligent new resource management tool, you can get your available tours and activities up and running online and automatically ...


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bookingkit has tripled the range of products it offers, now targeting B2B customers as well

During the second quarter of 2017, the online booking and management software bookingkit has evolved into one of the most comprehensive management solutions for the tour and activity sector in all of Europe by extensively upgrading its functions By implementing a series of software updates and ...


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Phocuswright Europe conference: bookingkit wins innovator award

Less than 25% of the experience sector, estimated at $130 billion worldwide, is digitised, and therefore reliable market statistics are difficult to come by At the Phocuswright Europe week in Amsterdam, bookingkit, the online booking and management solution for activity providers, presents ...


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bookingkit launches European campaign – expansion into new markets

In time for the ITB Berlin: launch in 11 countries with expert local teams bookingkit, the online booking and management solution for providers of experiences, goes international: due to hugely successful growth over the past few months, the company has reached its next milestone and is expanding ...